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Awesomesauce.
Oh hey hi there! I'm Katie! I'm 20 and in addition to being Olaf, I am an audiophile, a feminist, Nerdfighter, Potterhead (HUFFLEPUFF PRIDE!!!), Whovian, Sherlockian, Brony (not the creepy variety), and Starkid!!
I have so many feels; It's kind of ridiculous.

List of people who I find beautiful:
Laverne Cox
Daenerys Targaryen
Darren Criss
Scarlett Johanson
Tom Hiddleston
Anne Hathaway
Benedict Cumberbatch
Natalie Dormer
Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Emma Stone
Lee Pace
Neil Patrick Harris
A variety of feminists
And so many more

Stuff I love:
Food
X-Men
Music
How To Train Your Dragon
The Black Widow
Science
The human spirit


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dangerhamster:

JACK HARKNESS MEETING BUCKY AND STEVE IN THE 1940s AND FLIRTING FURIOUSLY WITH BOTH OF THEM

JACK HARKNESS SEEING THEM AGAIN IN THE 21ST CENTURY AND THEY’RE ALL EQUALLY CONFUSED AS EACH OTHER

albinwonderland:

(x)

Anna + Relationships

lyssismore:

Always reblog Easy A.

harry potter series + a short summary

postcumming:

where is the lie

postcumming:

where is the lie

whyusosirius:

thesirjordan:

Julie Andrews on how she got the part in Mary Poppins.

WE’LL WAIT

when walt fucking disney waits for you then you are the absolute queen of everything

traci-reads:

vanduo-bones:

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 
But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 
It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.
Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 
The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!
Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.
Okay, what else?
Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.
Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.
You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.
And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 
If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

honestly, i used this app to practice italian for class and it helped me SO MUCH. considering that you have to constantly practice grammar and give feedback rather than staring at a teacher for hours on end.

Just downloaded it!

traci-reads:

vanduo-bones:

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 

But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

image

I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 

It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.

Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

image

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 

The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

image

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!

Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.

Okay, what else?

Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.

Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.

You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.

And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 

If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

honestly, i used this app to practice italian for class and it helped me SO MUCH. considering that you have to constantly practice grammar and give feedback rather than staring at a teacher for hours on end.

Just downloaded it!

cicadatune:

laina:

in reference to this post let me clarify some stuff because people have been on my ass nonstop about it
we had a good hour-long discussion about different parts of feminism and stuff, obviously I condensed the conversation… he was genuinely curious and he was asking questions and talking thru it!!!! it was a positive forward-moving conversation
UNRELATED TO THAT we ended up hooking up a couple days later and I thought it was funny because that’s how I met him, because we were both in the common room watching the show
he’s a really nice kid and he’s cute and he wasn’t trying to “play” me and we aren’t dating and if you think I did him as some sort of “reward” please reconsider because that’s wrong
okay? okay! thank you! hope that clarified some !!!

Signal boosting this b/c I’m tired of people talking about laina like fucking trash

cicadatune:

laina:

in reference to this post let me clarify some stuff because people have been on my ass nonstop about it

we had a good hour-long discussion about different parts of feminism and stuff, obviously I condensed the conversation… he was genuinely curious and he was asking questions and talking thru it!!!! it was a positive forward-moving conversation

UNRELATED TO THAT we ended up hooking up a couple days later and I thought it was funny because that’s how I met him, because we were both in the common room watching the show

he’s a really nice kid and he’s cute and he wasn’t trying to “play” me and we aren’t dating and if you think I did him as some sort of “reward” please reconsider because that’s wrong

okay? okay! thank you! hope that clarified some !!!

Signal boosting this b/c I’m tired of people talking about laina like fucking trash

My parents died years ago. I was very close to them. I still miss them terribly. I know I always will. I long to believe that their essence, their personalities, what I loved so much about them, are - really and truly - still in existence somewhere. […] Plainly, there’s something within me that’s ready to believe in life after death. And it’s not the least bit interested in whether there’s any sober evidence for it. So I don’t guffaw at the woman who visits her husband’s grave and chats him up every now and then, maybe on the anniversary of his death. It’s not hard to understand. And if I have difficulties with the ontological status of who she’s talking to, that’s all right. That’s not what this is about. This is about humans being human.

Carl Sagan on why sometimes it’s good to temporarily forgo your beliefs in order to respect someone else’s (via applepiesfromscratch)

Alternatively, Carl Sagan on (one of the reasons) why Richard Dawkins/many self-proclaimed atheists are assholes. (via imathers)